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What is there to discover on this Tour?

Having the experience of making the journey through the waters of the highest and navigable lake in the world will transport you to an unforgettable experience.

Its blue and clear waters will invite you to jump into the water just for a moment (if you want to carry out this adventure, coordinate it with the guide to show you the right place and how to do it). Taquile Island was one of the last Peruvian towns that capitulated against the Spaniards in the sixteenth century. It was used as a prison during the Spanish colony in the 20th century and in 1971 it became the property of Taquilean people.

Their magic, mysticism and knowledge can be transmitted through their garments because they retain much reminiscence of pre-Columbian times in their quality, design and multicolored symbols, their handmade weavings are within the finest craftsmanship they were honored to be proclaimed “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity “For UNESCO and we are so proud to highlight that spinning and weaving is done mainly by men.

Despite the fact that the island is close to the city and the constant changes in technology and modernity, the people of Taquile have preserved their traditions and customs. The wealth of the place is made up of Quechua origin and its charming and friendly people, traditions and the existence of ruins of pre-Inca buildings located in strategic points along the island will invite you to spend even one night there in families home to enjoy the homestay and mysticism. 

In the way to get the center of the island you will find natural viewpoints that allow you to take spectacular photos of this wonderful place as well as the lake. Also you will find Cantuta flower declared as the National Flower of Peru. The Island is blessed with a favorable microclimate for agriculture thanks to the thermoregulatory effect of the lake.

INCLUDES

What includes?

  • Official bilingual guide (Spanish - English)
  • Comfortable boat with bathroom
  • Tickets to the islands
  • Basic lunch: soup, second or main course plus a hot infusion
  • Transfers from downtown hotels to the port and return
NOT INCLUDES

What not includes?

  • Ride on totora reed rafts
  • Extras and cold drinks
  • Appetizers
  • Si Transfers to hotels outside the city (Sonesta Posada del Inca, Eco Inn, Libertador, CAPC, and José Antonio)*
  • If you require the transfer outside the city, additional payment of s/20.00 *
  • Tips
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Tour description

We pick you up from the hotel where you are staying to transfer to the port and then we board the boat. We share the tour with other visitors, when the group is complete we will go to Uros island to get there take around 25 minutes, upon arrival we will be received by the local representatives of the island, who will show us their lifestyle, culture and customs.

 Then you will have enough time to walk around the island according to the guide’s instructions and also you can take a ride on the famous totora rafts to go from one to another island. The ride is optional and you must coordinate it with the guide. The payment for this extra activity is directly with the local islanders. We are going to spend on the island around one and a half hours.

And the adventure continues. Then we will go in direction to Taquile Island to be there around at 11:30 am, once there we’ll walk an average of 30 min up hill to see all beauty of Titicaca Lake. We will have enough time to have a time off, lunch, presentations about the costums and style live from local people and walk around. 

The boat has comfortable seats with panoramic view covered with a cabine to protect  from rain or the intense sunlight . Also the boat has a bathroom that is for exclusive use as a urinal.

If you like a more personalized service and according to your requirements ask for our services in private.

ITINERARY

Tour program

FULL DAY
07:00 Pick up from your hotel. According to your hotel we will give you a more accurate time *
07:35 Boat departure from main port
08:00 Visiting the Uros Islands
10:30 Arrival Taquile island
12:30 Time lunch in Taquile. Quinua soup is very delicious!!!!
14:15 Return to Puno city
15:30 to 16:00 Arrival Puno and drop off in the main square
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The ride on Totora reed rafts has an extra cost you must make sure of the price before performing the service.

You will often find children asking for tips, please do not give money them unless you buy some survenir that they make, in addition give them candies or sweets is not recommended, consuming this needs oral care that is not available on the island (due to the circumstances ). The medical posts service has an irregular attention schedule.

The islands usually have very slippery surfaces, always walk carefully.

It is not recommended for people who have cardiovascular disease, its safety and well-being is very important.

Any plastic bottle or trash generated by you must bring it back, leave it on the island means to contaminate it, as well as cause more work to the people who already have a difficult and hard work in their lifestyle.

QUE LLEVAR

  • Coat for rain
  • On sunny days: short, t-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water, snack (you can buy at the port), also you can find shops on the island.
  • And adventure sense.

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